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Here, Patrick reflects on his journey from The WKC, to New Orleans, and back: “I am so thankful for New Orleans and the incredible community and cultural exposure it has afforded me, but living here has only crystallized my desire to advance the arts in my own hometown. Upstate New York, and culture bearers like the West Kortright Centre, gave me so much growing up, and I am honored, humbled, and beyond thrilled to be coming home to continue that legacy.
One of the reasons I felt compelled to pursue a Masters in Arts Administration was the importance of my interaction with the arts growing up, namely at places like the West Kortright Centre. The performances I saw at The WKC as a kid and teenager still loom large in my memory, and were integral in shaping the person I became. As a kid growing up in the Catskills, it was an awesome privilege to see these luminaries – Greg Brown, Colin Hay, Leon Redbone, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Holmes Brothers, and the list goes on – grace the stage of the WKC. I owe a debt of gratitude to my community for providing me these experiences, but also for creating a uniquely Catskills space in which we could all come together and celebrate the arts.”
Thank you so much for being a part of The WKC community!